Locals at the site of the Latpadaung copper mine were not invited to participate in the reconsecration of a hallowed pagoda.
Nine activists have been released following their arrest on Wednesday after a protest near the Latpadaung copper mine turned violent.
Authorities fence up over 300 acres of farmland that falls within the Latpadaung Mining Project area, angering residents who have farmed the land for generations.
Once again, tensions peak at the Latpadaung mining project after officials begin to fence off farmland that falls within the project zone.
Religious minister pledges not to destroy a revered Buddhist site at the Latpadaung copper mine.
Protesters marched through Rangoon on Monday to urge the government to stop the Latpadaung Copper Mining project – a joint venture between China’s Wangbao and military-owned Union of Myanmar Economic[…]